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Precision Medicine, “My Hope for the Future”

A meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today heard about one person’s struggle with cystic fibrosis and her hope for precision medicine to provide a cure. . . . → Read More: Precision Medicine, “My Hope for the Future”

Air Sampling Device Finds Unreported Allergens

A system designed to sample the air in homes of people with allergies found a number of airborne allergens in residences that previously went undetected by other devices. . . . → Read More: Air Sampling Device Finds Unreported Allergens

Mobile App-Controlled Patch Reduces Migraine Pain

A patch worn on the arm providing stimulation to nerve cells was shown in a clinical trial to reduce the amount of pain experienced by people with migraines. . . . → Read More: Mobile App-Controlled Patch Reduces Migraine Pain

Cancer Blood Test Company Raises $65M in Early Funds

Freenome, a company applying machine learning to analysis of liquid biopsies, is raising $65 million in its first round of venture financing. . . . → Read More: Cancer Blood Test Company Raises $65M in Early Funds

Trial Begins Testing Enhanced Cord Blood Stem Cells

A clinical trial testing transplant grafts derived from umbilical cord blood as an alternative to bone marrow stem cells for people with blood-related cancers is treating its first patient. . . . → Read More: Trial Begins Testing Enhanced Cord Blood Stem Cells

Test of Nasal Skin Cells Found to Detect Lung Cancer

A diagnostic test analyzing the genes in skin cells from nasal passages can detect lung cancer, and the absence of cancer, as accurately as more invasive samples from the airways. . . . → Read More: Test of Nasal Skin Cells Found to Detect Lung Cancer

Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Veterinary researchers used Crispr-Cas9, an emerging genome editing technique, to produce pigs with cells resistant to a common viral disease affecting commercial herds. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Handheld Surgical Assist Device in Development

A handheld mechanical device that promises to reduce the cost and ease the work of minimally invasive surgery is being created by a spin-off company from University of Michigan. . . . → Read More: Handheld Surgical Assist Device in Development

Biofeedback Device Reduces Panic Attacks in Trial

A medical device that provides people with panic disorder feedback on their abnormal breathing is shown in a clinical trial to reduce panic severity 12 months after treatment. . . . → Read More: Biofeedback Device Reduces Panic Attacks in Trial

Smart Watch Data Reveal Epilepsy Triggers

Data collected with Apple smart watches show stress and missed sleep tend to trigger more seizures among people with epilepsy than other causes. . . . → Read More: Smart Watch Data Reveal Epilepsy Triggers